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Whiplash Physiotherapy



Whiplash occurs when there is a sudden powerful forward-backward movement that is forced onto the neck (medically termed as acceleration-deceleration force).

Most of the time, whiplash injuries happen due to road traffic accidents (motor vehicle accidents) especially when a car, traveling at high speed, knocks into the back or side of another car. Other accidents can include strong collision in sports or even falls.

The sudden front-back acceleration-deceleration snaps the head forward in a full neck forward bending, followed by a quick backward snapping, like a "whipping" motion. The full damage varies depending on the

  • speed of the whipping motion
  • how healthy/strong the joint/soft tissue of the patient is
  • how well the patient recovers naturally
  • how well patient responds to spinal physiotherapy
  • the extent of the damage to the spinal discs, spinal ligaments, spinal tendons, spinal muscles and spinal nerve roots

whiplash grades and severity

Whiplash injuries are graded according to the following:

  • Grade 0: No pain/discomfort, with no physical injury.
  • Grade 1: Mild neck pain, stiffness or tenderness. with no physical injury.
  • Grade 2: Mild-moderate neck pain, stiffness or tenderness; with some physical injury such as tenderness or trouble turning the head.
  • Grade 3: Moderate neck pain, stiffness or tenderness and obvious neurological signs of injury, such as changes to the reflexes or weakness in the arms
  • Grade 4: Severe neck pain and fracture or dislocation of the neck.

whiplash symptoms

Most whiplash patients commonly report

And these symptoms can happen immediately after the whiplash injury, or in some cases the symptoms may present after a few days.

Other whiplash symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Tingling and/or pain in the shoulders and arms
  • Dizziness
  • Altered sensation, pins and needles, numbness in the arms
  • Weakness
  • Visual and auditory symptoms
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty in swallowing

Whiplash spinal Physiotherapy

Patients with whiplash injuries can be assured when they see our senior physiotherapists and senior spinal physiotherapists that we aim to have little-to-no pain during our physiotherapy sessions (this means that you should feel very little or no pain during sessions with us).

Whiplash physiotherapy sessions may include:

  1. Exercise as therapy as it helps to improve pain experienced, range of motion of affected joints, flexibility of the muscles and joints, function and one's fitness. Exercise also promotes production of endorphins, which is a naturally occurring hormone that helps with pain control.

  2. Gentle mobilization of the spinal joints. It is a gentle and controlled movement of the affected joints which helps to improve mobility in areas of the spine that are limited in motion/movement.

  3. TENS machine, ultrasound therapy and radio-frequency Indiba (at physio discretion) -  which helps to decrease the level of pain experienced through use of gentle distracting electrical stimulation.


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Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.



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You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.



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Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.



ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).

See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.

At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.

Follow up sessions are inline to provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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book your physio appointment or enquire now

Enquire and email your preferred physiotherapy appointment slot to nigel@phoenixrehabgroup.com or

WhatsApp / SMS your name, preferred date, time and enquiries to +6588001830

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